Buddy-Program of the Department of Architecture

Aarhus, Foto © Claudia Melchor del Rio


The Department of Architecture has launched a buddy program to support students from abroad and to enable a good start at TUM.

The tasks of the buddies include, for example:

  • Help in finding accommodation
  • Establish the first contact between students from abroad and students from the Department of Architecture, TUM
  • Support with local administrative formalities
  • Help students from abroad to settle in, both in Munich and at the TUM
  • Assist students from abroad with advice during the semester

The contact between buddy and exchange student should develop as freely as possible. Being a buddy should not be understood as full-time support. On the contrary - the buddy program should above all be fun and be used to establish good and friendly contacts with students from abroad!

Benefits for our buddies

  • Language skills can be improved before going abroad (via language tandems)
  • Useful contacts can be established before the year abroad 
  • Intercultural competence can be gained
  • Your commitment will be confirmed through a short letter

Application to become a buddy

We look forward to support from our students! If you are interested in participating in the buddy program, fill out the form and send it to international@ar.tum.de